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LETTER FROM THE QUEEN TO MISS…

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The SOCIETY for the EMPLOYMENT…

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BURNING OF THE HYGIENIC EXHIBITION…

AGRICULTURAL PROSPECTS.

MR. JUSTICE FRY on the VICTORIAN…

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ILADIES' SANITARY ASSOCIATION.

THE WAR WITH INSECTS.

FROZEN ROBINSON CRUSOES.

ICURIOUS BEQUEST TO THE JEWS.

ELECTRIC FISHING.

THE RECENT FLOODS IN MISSISSIPPI.

A FORTUNATE AERONAUT.

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A FORTUNATE AERONAUT. Considering the risks run by balloonists, M. Eugene Godard may esteem himself a lucky man (says the Evening Standard). The celebrated aeronaut has just made an ascent from a public garden at Berlin, this voyage being, the German papers state, the 1,866th he has accomplished since the age of eighteen, when, alone and unaided, he constructed a paper montgolfier, which carried him to about a hundred feet above terra firma. To have gone up in a balloon 1,866 times without meeting any serious misadventure is to be singularly favoured by chance; for it is no depreciation of M. Godard's proficiency as an aerial navigator to say^that much always depends on chance in these excursions in the air, whioh have been attended with disastrous consequences to others whose knowledge of ballooning could not, however, be called superficial. Some of his voyages have been long and perilous ones. He has gone the distance of two, three, or even four hundred miles through space on occasions, but the average of each excursion has been four mi!es. Therefore, after multiplying 1,866 by four, it results that he has travelled a distance of 7,464 miles in the air. Upwards of 5,000 persons have at different times accompanied him in his balloon, to which nothing approaching to an accident has ever happened, excepting once. Whilst he, with three other travellers, were crossing the Pyrdiiees a terrific snowstorm surprised the little party. The persons with him were thrown out of the car, fell into a ravine, and sustained severe, but not fatal injuries. As to M. Godard, he escaped unhurt.

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THE ASSASSINATIONS IN DUBLIN.

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SIR F. ROBERT'S MARCH FROM…